MS Dhoni was brought in because of his experience and balance



MS Dhoni was brought in because of his experience and balance

MS Dhoni was brought in because of his experience and balance

December 27, 2021  Authorbet365baji

When MS Dhoni was selected coach of the Indian cricket team for the T20 World Cup, the entire nation erupted in glee, but the excitement did not last long, as India fell out of the ICC competition before reaching the semi-finals. The T20 World Cup was Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri's final competition together as captain and coach.

Shastri's term as India's head coach was coming to an end, and Kohli had already stated that he would not stay as skipper of the T20I team after the World Cup.

The rationale for Dhoni's appointment as the team's mentor was revealed by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, who said that with an impeccable record in ICC competitions, Dhoni's expertise and abundance of experience would promise to benefit Indian cricket.

Former India pacer Atul Wassan, on the other hand, has made a bold assertion, stating that Dhoni was brought in to prevent Kohli and Shastri from having their way with the squad.

During a CNN-News18 panel discussion, Wassan said that Dhoni was brought in to provide some balance since everyone had the impression that Virat and Ravi Shastri were completely in charge of picking and controlling anybody they wanted to play.

He added that BCCI decided that someone with some type of value should come in and simply monitor that there is a balance. They made a lot of mistakes in the World Cup, in his opinion.

Wassan discussed the entire Kohli captaincy situation, emphasising that the BCCI and selectors made no mistakes in appointing Rohit Sharma as the new ODI captain. He explained that when one becomes a veteran player in India and becomes a “god”, one wants to be given lineage and special privileges.

He commented that players must also cease feeling dejected or let down if they are not starting to gel well with the board and they also have a better choice. Wassan concluded with don't hold your breath for too much from the organisation; once you've been tapped on the shoulder, you've got to take it like a man.